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AUSTRALASIA AND ITS TRAFFIC.—The General Screw Company's steamer Hellespont left Southampton yesterday for Australia: she takes out £300,000 in specie and jewellery, sixty passengers, and a full cargo. The Hellespont is intended to leave on the 26th; and will be followed by the Argo, a new vessel of 1800 tons, early in April, both for the same destination. The following statement of vessels to sail for the Australian colonies during the present month, has just been issued:—Five ships, of 1224 tons, to Launceston; three ships, of 1471 tons, to Hobart Town; twenty-four ships, of 11,553 tons, to Sydney; fifty-four ships, of 20,073 tons, to Port Phillip; nine ships, of 3635 tons, to Adelaide, South Australia; four ships, of 2435 tons to New Zealand; one ship, of 358 tons, to Swan River; and one ship, of 700 tons, to King George's Sound: total, 101 vessels, of 41,449 tons. The undermentioned vessels had left various ports in Australia for England :—On October 21, the Oriental, with 7119 oz., value £28,476; the Alert, November 1, with 43,000 oz., value £172,000; October 28, the Chowringhee, with 63,713 oz., value £254,852; the Three Bells, with 77,803 oz., value £311,212; November 15, the Roxburgh Castle, with 151,157 oz., value £604,628. 2.1853